Daniel Castano
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 231LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 19, #586, St. Louis Cardinals | Baylor

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 3 4.04 10 7 0 35.2 20 1.43
3 Seasons 2 7 3.89 22 17 0 85.2 45 1.42
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 10 1-3 4.04 35.2 20 1.43
3 Seasons 22 2-7 3.89 85.2 45 1.42

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 25 474 103 6 5.8 4.8 89.4 116.9 11.6 29.1 .293 .460 .317 .352 .356 37.9 9.5 8.7 3.03 5.41
2021 26 333 70 7 10.0 7.6 85.9 109.9 13.2 38.6 .300 .501 .342 .377 .407 37.1 14.1 8.7 4.87 6.35
2022 27 577 125 8 6.4 5.1 86.9 113.5 11.0 28.8 .282 .432 .366 .337 .359 33.6 12.8 5.8 4.04 4.81
Player 1384 298 21 7.0 5.6 87.6 116.9 11.7 31.2 .290 .458 .343 .352 .369 35.9 12.0 7.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Castano relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(41%) ,
Slider
(28.1%) ,
Changeup
(12.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(12.2%) ,
Sinker
(6.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2020 46.6 24.3 24.3 4.9 41.7 35.9 22.3 2.9 36.9 25.2 21.4 5.8 5.8 4.8
2021 41.4 27.1 27.1 4.3 34.3 44.3 21.4 11.4 25.7 20.0 28.6 4.3 10.0 7.6
2022 48.8 20.8 24.0 6.4 43.2 36.0 20.8 7.2 35.2 22.4 25.6 2.4 6.4 5.1
Player 46.3 23.5 24.8 5.4 40.6 37.9 21.5 6.7 33.6 22.8 24.8 4.0 7.0 5.6
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 4-Seamer MIA L 70 92.0 19.5 -4.0 -26 5.3 -1.2 -19
2022 Changeup MIA L 73 84.0 29.8 -1.2 -4 12.6 -1.1 -8
2022 Cutter MIA L 236 86.5 30.0 -0.7 -2 0.4 -3.2 -89
2022 Slider MIA L 162 81.2 42.0 0.8 2 7.4 -1.9 -20
2022 Sinker MIA L 35 89.4 27.3 3.6 15 10.7 -3.2 -23
2021 Changeup MIA L 45 81.4 34.3 1.3 4 10.1 -3.6 -26
2021 4-Seamer MIA L 134 90.4 21.2 -4.5 -27 5.8 -1.3 -18
2021 Slider MIA L 117 80.4 41.1 -0.9 -2 6.0 -2.9 -33
2021 Sinker MIA L 34 88.6 27.2 2.1 8 11.8 -2.6 -18
2021 Cutter MIA L 3 87.3 26.1 2.3 8 4.7 1.8 63
2020 Slider MIA L 122 79.4 43.5 0.0 0 7.3 -1.9 -21
2020 4-Seamer MIA L 185 89.4 22.8 -5.4 -31 3.7 -2.7 -43
2020 Sinker MIA L 71 87.1 24.6 -0.8 -3 11.0 -2.3 -17
2020 Changeup MIA L 96 81.2 27.6 -4.9 -15 11.3 -1.5 -12
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 Cutter 0.1 0 236 40.9 64 .259 .586 .384 16.9 10.9 11.7 .250 .490 .350 39.2
2022 Slider -0.8 -1 162 28.1 34 .188 .219 .237 28.4 23.5 16.0 .221 .258 .240 16.7
2022 Changeup 1.4 1 74 12.8 25 .292 .417 .280 15.4 12.0 11.5 .268 .320 .260 22.7
2022 4-Seamer 2.4 2 70 12.1 20 .450 .600 .458 5.4 10.0 6.5 .371 .454 .364 44.4
2022 Sinker 10.5 4 35 6.1 13 .500 1.000 .642 6.3 0.0 0.0 .513 .865 .620 50.0
2021 4-Seamer 2.5 3 134 40.2 40 .297 .568 .435 15.9 12.5 12.5 .346 .609 .427 43.8
2021 Slider -1.6 -2 117 35.1 24 .174 .261 .208 18.5 16.7 13.8 .257 .403 .301 36.8
2021 Changeup 0.3 0 45 13.5 20 .313 .313 .347 16.7 20.0 26.7 .234 .272 .301 15.4
2021 Sinker 4.2 1 34 10.2 8 .333 .833 .650 16.7 0.0 0.0 .358 .823 .545 50.0
2021 Cutter -2.4 0 3 0.9 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer 0.0 0 185 39.0 58 .302 .434 .396 14.0 8.6 10.4 .359 .523 .407 45.8
2020 Slider -2.7 -3 122 25.7 23 .136 .136 .148 17.8 17.4 10.8 .149 .256 .194 33.3
2020 Changeup -0.7 -1 96 20.3 24 .238 .571 .352 30.6 8.3 6.7 .350 .678 .434 35.0
2020 Sinker -0.6 0 71 15.0 21 .333 .444 .390 22.5 4.8 10.0 .213 .275 .283 23.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 91 81.2 87 17.4 11:15 10:30 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 176 89.4 65 11.3 11:15 11:15 0
2020 Sinker 69 87.2 74 15.5 11:15 10:15 60
2020 Slider 120 79.4 36 8.2 4:00 3:30 30
2021 Changeup 45 81.4 78 12.0 11:00 10:00 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 121 90.4 72 13.0 11:00 11:00 0
2021 Sinker 34 88.6 68 14.0 11:00 10:00 60
2021 Slider 115 80.4 26 6.6 3:45 3:15 30
2022 Changeup 73 84.0 87 15.3 11:00 10:00 60
2022 Cutter 236 86.5 27 6.2 12:00 12:15 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 70 92.0 74 13.3 11:00 11:15 -15
2022 Sinker 34 89.4 66 12.7 11:00 9:45 75
2022 Slider 162 81.2 31 8.5 4:15 3:30 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 126 474 -2 -6 3 2 -4
2021 92 333 2 -3 4 1 3
2022 156 577 -1 2 2 3 5
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2020 474 50.8 74.7 84.4 23.2 64.8 43.5 64.3 49.4 19.7 8.6 82.9
2021 333 53.5 72.5 87.6 23.9 62.2 42.0 53.3 49.8 16.9 9.0 86.7
2022 577 52.9 68.9 86.2 31.3 70.6 43.7 64.7 51.1 17.3 7.1 78.0
Player 1,384 52.3 71.7 85.9 26.7 67.0 43.2 61.8 50.2 18.0 8.1 82.1
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2020 20 7 23 44 19 46 65 29 46 1 49 10 16 9 35 40
2021 13 39 28
2022 3 75 25
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 23.1 3 3.7 -1 0 3 2 66.7
2021 22.5 3 2.7 0 1 3 0 0.0
2022 22.7 5 5.7 -1 1 4 2 40.0
Player 22.8 11 12.1 -1 2 10 4 36.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 3 3 5 3 3 4 0 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 2 3 4 3 5
2021 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 0 2 3 3 3 2 2 4 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3
2022 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 5 5 6 3 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 5 6 6 5 6 6
Player 11 12 14 12 12 13 9 12 14 12 12 11 12 7 11 14 14 13 11 12 14 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 14
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 88.8 90 1.2 87.9 -2.1
Offspeed Velocity 81.2 81.4 0.2 84 2.6
Breaking Velocity 79.4 80.4 1 81.2 0.8
Exit Velocity 89.4 85.9 -3.5 86.9 1
Launch Angle 11.6 13.2 1.6 11 -2.2
Barrel % 5.8 10 4.2 6.4 -3.6
Hard Hit % 37.9 37.1 -0.8 33.6 -3.5
Sweet Spot % 29.1 38.6 9.5 28.8 -9.8
xBA .293 .3 0.007 .282 -0.018
BA .263 .268 0.005 .292 0.024
xwOBA .352 .377 0.025 .337 -0.04
wOBA .317 .342 0.025 .366 0.024
xSLG .46 .501 0.041 .432 -0.069
SLG .404 .451 0.047 .507 0.056
K% 9.5 14.1 4.6 12.8 -1.3
BB% 8.7 8.7 0 5.8 -2.9
Swing % 49.4 49.8 0.4 51.1 1.3
Whiff% 19.7 16.9 -2.8 17.3 0.4
In Zone % 50.8 53.5 2.7 52.9 -0.6
Out of Zone % 49.2 46.5 -2.7 47.1 0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 23.2 23.9 0.7 31.3 7.4
First Pitch Swing % 34.9 27.2 -7.7 30.1 2.9
First Pitch Strike % 64.3 53.3 -11 64.7 11.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 126 .317 92 46 50.0 34 13 38.2
2021 92 .342 69 19 27.5 23 4 17.4
2022 156 .366 105 49 46.7 51 19 37.3

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 119 17.4 17.6% 1.7% 93 23.4 0.0% 14.0%
2021 90 18.7 4.4% 1.1% 56 23.4 0.0% 23.2%
2022 143 20.9 2.8% 3.5% 92 24.3 2.2% 12.0%
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Pitch Distribution